Beer Can Chicken with Beer Salt
Beer Can Chicken with Beer Salt

Beer Can Chicken with Beer Salt

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October 10, 2016

Beer can chicken is even better when rubbed with beer salt. This recipe uses imperial stout salt for a malt finish with a kiss of fresh herbs.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins


1 chicken roaster

1 bottle Guinness beer

The Walter Imperial Stout salt

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Smoked paprika

Fresh herbs (rosemary, sage, oregano, parsley)

Vegetable oil


1Empty a soda or beer can. Fill it with Guinness. Place the can in a beer can chicken roaster pan.

2Rinse off the chicken. Pat it dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with the salt, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika. Place the chicken cavity over the can. Fill the can with stems of fresh herbs.

3Heat the smoker to 225 degrees with hickory and apple wood, chips or pellets.

4Grill for about 3 hours or until the thigh meat reaches 155 degrees.

5Increase the grill heat to 325 degrees. Brush the bird with vegetable oil. Continue cooking until the skin gets crispy and the meat registers at 170 degrees.

6Remove from the grill and enjoy right away.


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